Illinois sees more gun trafficking from Indiana, crime data shows

By Ashley Hackett Medill Reports Gun regulations in Illinois have become more strict over the past five years, and guns used in Illinois crimes are coming increasingly from outside the state, a recent study shows. Nearly 3,460 people were shot in Chicago in 2017, and the city saw 664 murders plus seven people killed by on-duty […]

Northwestern students, community mourn Tree of Life Synagogue shooting victims

By Ashley Hackett Medill Reports Hundreds of Northwestern  University students and faculty, joined by community residents, gathered Monday night in a candlelight vigil on campus to mourn the loss of 11 members of the Jewish community who were shot at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Northwestern chapter of Hillel, a […]

Ten Chicago area stores sold 3,389 guns tied to Chicago crimes

By Ashley Hackett Medill Reports Ten Chicago area gun shops and sporting goods stores sold the most guns that were involved in Chicago crimes during the years 2013-2016, according to a report from the Chicago Police Department and the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chuck’s Gun Shop, located in Riverdale, sold nearly 1,000 of the […]